Donations based repair cafe - what services would you expect

Donations based repair cafe - what services would you expect

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shouldbworking

Original Poster:

4,658 posts

189 months

Saturday 14th May
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A repair cafe (bring your broken stuff and we'll fix it for free / donations) has just started up locally and I've volunteered to help out with bike repairs when I can.

My only real concern is people might expect miracles, so I thought I'd poll here and see what people would expect versus what I'm able to offer.

My plans for what I'll offer is (everything except cables would be on a byo parts basis)
Advice / fault diagnosis
Gear indexing
Brake adjustment / pads
Puncture repair
Cable replacement
Wheel truing

It'll only be 1.5 hours each month so I don't expect to achieve much, plus I am enthusiastic amateur rather than a professional, but it's what I feel I can help with whilst I've got a baby to look after.


dibbers006

8,119 posts

195 months

Saturday 14th May
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That's generous with your time.

Fair play.

Personally, I'm a complete imbecile at indexing and always appreciate someone with the deft touch giving my set a whizz!

Countdown

33,806 posts

173 months

Saturday 14th May
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They can expect what they like but beggars can't be choosers.

shouldbworking

Original Poster:

4,658 posts

189 months

Saturday 14th May
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hm. I'd swear I created this topic as a poll. never mind!

pablo

16,428 posts

250 months

Saturday 14th May
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That’s awesome, I’m sure you’ll be appreciated. I think you’re right with what people can expect, they certainly shouldn’t expect new parts to be fitted but gear/brake adjustments and advice are good. Be prepared for some horrors though that have lived outside and never seen lubricant….

pablo

16,428 posts

250 months

Saturday 14th May
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Countdown said:
They can expect what they like but beggars can't be choosers.
Years ago When Keith Chegwin was told by doctors to stop drinking, a tabloid ran with the headline “Cheggers can’t be boozers”….

paulwf

67 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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Do you have any qualifications? I am always wary of *helping" after this incident. Will the cafe have liability insurance?

https://road.cc/content/news/82467-family-threaten...